IMAX screen arrives in Blackpool from Canada

Photography: Dave Nelson Photography

The Backlot Cinema & Diner’s IMAX screen has arrived in Blackpool.

A grand reception, featuring showgirls, stilt walkers, and jugglers, took place on Blackpool's iconic comedy carpet as the colossal IMAX screen made its journey from Canada to the heart of Blackpool.

Opening its doors on 22nd March, the IMAX screen is one of the largest in the North West, measuring an impressive 10.85 metres in height and 19.87 metres in width – which is as wide as the iconic Big Dipper is tall!

The state-of-the-art screen will be placed in the brand new cinema and diner, The Backlot, which is a core part of the Houndshill Shopping Centre extension, the town’s major regeneration project.

The screen will be equipped with the company’s most advanced theatrical experience, IMAX with Laser. Immersive by design, IMAX with Laser has been developed from the ground-up to deliver crystal clear, lifelike images and precision audio for a moviegoing experience unlike anything else.

The Backlot’s business manager, Fabio Vidotti says, “Lancashire’s first ever IMAX screen has arrived in spectacular style!

‘’The IMAX experience is unrivalled and we are going to have an amazing selection of films to showcase on our incredible screen. In addition to our diverse programme of films, The Backlot will offer a host of exciting events and experiences.

‘’We can’t wait to welcome the community, both from Blackpool and beyond, to enjoy the wonders our new cinematic wonderland will have to offer.”

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